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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

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Address: Itaeinen Rantakatu 38, Turku 20810, Finland
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+358 3 5822620850
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City...

Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art - or more familiarly WAM - is the Turku City art museum. The focal point of the exhibitions is modern and contemporary art. WAM displays c:a four exhibitions annually.

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Finnish art museum by the river

Easy access, very informative visit. Highly recommend if you want to learn about finnish Wäinö Aaltonen and his art (statues, paintings etc).

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sakari L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy access, very informative visit. Highly recommend if you want to learn about finnish Wäinö Aaltonen and his art (statues, paintings etc).

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Thank Sakari L
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've ever thought of visiting the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum (or WAM), this is the time, since they're having an exhibition of the titular artist's statues and paintings. There is also a small and intimate Tom of Finland exhibition, which explores Tom's musical past. The building is quite interesting in itself for architecture lovers, and they should come and give... More 

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Thank JD S
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited museum in opening day of exhibitions. Both exhibitions were interesting. Museum was not too crowded and museum shop had some nice items.

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Thank Tuukka K
Helsinki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We just by coincidence visited this exhibition on art and culture and how these has been utilized in the political play among others on the scene of faith and religion! The examples this time was from Russia, with a lot of great art on display! We spent about two hours here and it was bearly enough! I do recommend to... More 

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Thank Kaj L
Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Inspiring modern era building. Not sure about the art itself though when I was visiting it. Easy access location in the heart of the town.

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Thank pekkapleppanen
Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place many many times and it's always nice to go there, but not all exhibitions are obviously for everyone. There was an interesting photography exhibition in the upper floor that was concerning gay culture the last time I visited but I didn't exactly enjoy the main exhibition. This place is a very general type of museum. Not... More 

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Thank Sanna K
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I like the place and the people visiting there. The staff is friendly. Food is ok and sometimes even really good.

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Thank Lehtinen
Southwest Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is one of the must see place in Turku, if interested to know and see the History - Art and Culture of Turku and Finland

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Thank Vandana K
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I can warmly recommend the museum: it is not big but it has very good exhibitions; and because of the compact size, you can really concentrate on each individual piece of art. The building itself is a beautiful example of modernist style. It also houses a small cafe that still has the original furniture - and a big fish tank:... More 

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

They didn't have any actual art there, just a performance. I guess it changes all the time though. The cafe is nice and has a large fish tank, and a great view of the riverside.

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